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Speed Dating in Balham

The Bedford, Balham, London

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Thu 10
JAN

Tickets

£20
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Our age guides are not set in stone. You are still welcome to book tickets if you are slightly outside the published age range.
Age
23-35
Home London Speed Dating in Balham

Speed Dating in Balham

The Bedford, Balham, London

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Thu 10
JAN

Tickets

£20
?
Our age guides are not set in stone. You are still welcome to book tickets if you are slightly outside the published age range.
Age
23-35

This is a past event, please click here to see future events in London.

About the event

***LAST FEW TICKETS - BOOK NOW***

Original Dating is back in Balham where it all began and we're very proud to bring you speed dating at the Bedford.

Come join 15-18 dates in the private first floor Cocktail Bar of the newly refurbished Bedford. If you're looking for a fun night of meeting people in person then you won't find a better night out than this.

We attract a lively crowd to this stylish establishment every other Thursday. Put the phones down and enjoy a night of short introductions as you make your way round the room. By the end of the night you'll have met everyone and no doubt made a match or three.

The fun doesn't stop there, the Bedford has five beautiful bars to enjoy including The Clubroom.

Make this night the start of a wonderful weekend.

Important information

This event takes place in the private upstairs cocktail bar. On arrival to the Bedford please make your way to the staircase located to the right of the bar and head upstairs to the cocktail bar where the host will meet you.

- Doors open 7.00pm
- Event starts 7.30pm
- Speed dating finishes approximately 9.30pm
- Venue closes 11.30pm

It’s essential that you arrive before 7.25pm in order to take part. We might not be able to allow entry if you are late.

Price: £20

Sorry, this event has sold out

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Where

The Bedford, Balham's iconic bar, restaurant and live music venue is back after a multi million pound refurbishment. This unrivalled pub and live entertainment venue is now also the new home of Original Dating. We have exclusive access to the first floor Cocktail Bar, perfect for Thursday night speed dating.

Address  The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD

Nearest station  Balham Station

Tel  020 7112 5174 – Please note this is not a booking line

PLEASE NOTE: Advance booking is essential and no tickets will be available to purchase on the door. Online booking is simple and very secure. Our payments are handled by Stripe, one of the world's largest payment processors using the highest grade security currently available.

Reviews

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Tom Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/09/2021
Tom Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/09/2021
Kasia Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/09/2021
Justin Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/09/2021
Pritz Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/09/2021
Tom Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/09/2021
mark Verified Attendee
  Really enjoyable evening was had, the host was excellent..the mission to find another bar was fun too! Would def do again.  
Posted: 19/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Thanks Mark, brilliant to read your feedback.

Shehbaz Verified Attendee
  Host was amazing and ran the entire event flawlessly. Keep it up Jake.  
Posted: 18/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Jake sure is the best in the business!

Lawrence Verified Attendee
Posted: 18/09/2021
Elena Verified Attendee
  Good experience and fun evening.  
Posted: 18/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Thank you Elena!

James Verified Attendee
  First ever in person speed dating. Enjoyed meeting new people.  
Posted: 18/09/2021

Original Dating reply

James, so happy to see you enjoyed your dating event!

Joanna Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
Fatou Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
James Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
Richard Verified Attendee
  For my first time I enjoyed every minute of it..  
Posted: 17/09/2021
Richard Verified Attendee
  For my first time I enjoyed every minute of it..  
Posted: 17/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Richard, so pleased to see you enjoyed the night.

Michael Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
Tracy Verified Attendee
  Enjoyable evening, had a laugh. Would have been 5 stars but zero time to write anything down between dates which made me feel a little stressed. Had a great time though, Tara was a lovely host.  
Posted: 17/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Sorry it went so quick! Tara is a super host, thanks.

Adam Verified Attendee
  Fun, enthusiastic and friendly host, nice venue if very loud at time’s. Met some nice people  
Posted: 17/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Amazing feedback, thanks Adam.

Nat Verified Attendee
  Lots of fun  
Posted: 17/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Amazing, thanks Nat.

Sharn Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
Oliver Verified Attendee
  I found the event to be really easy going, and good fun, even though I was nervous. I would definately be ready to go again, if need be. The host Joe was a really nice lad as well, and he made sure that the night went smoothly, and made everyone feel comfortable. A very enjoyable experience on the whole.  
Posted: 17/09/2021
Dapo Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
Ann-Marie Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
Syl Verified Attendee
  Good fun.  
Posted: 17/09/2021
Mark Verified Attendee
  Great night out with lovely down to earth people. Great host who mixed it up alittle compared to other events I have attended :)  
Posted: 17/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Love to see you like our unique style of speed dating, Mark.

Simon Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
Cat Verified Attendee
  Met some very nice men and some wonderful women! Thank you :)  
Posted: 17/09/2021

Original Dating reply

Hi Cat, this is music to a speed dating organiser's ears!

Mireia Verified Attendee
  It was fun. I met a lot of interesting people.  
Posted: 17/09/2021

Original Dating reply

So lovely to read this review!

Toby Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/09/2021
Ricky Verified Attendee
  Was a wicked experience  
Posted: 20/08/2021

Original Dating reply

Thanks Ricky, we're so happy you enjoyed it.

Darren Verified Attendee
  Quality  
Posted: 22/07/2021
Rebecca Verified Attendee
  Was so good , really nice to talk to people and get to know them. Would be helpful if everyone had a photo on their profile  
Posted: 22/07/2021
Jessica Verified Attendee
  Such a fun night :) would definitely recommend !  
Posted: 14/02/2020
Davide Verified Attendee
  Host provided much needed enthusiasm and helped break the ice, good location and a fun group  
Posted: 14/02/2020
Tof Verified Attendee
  Great people, great venue!  
Posted: 17/01/2020

Original Dating reply

We love The Bedford too. Glad you enjoyed meeting everyone.

Alex Verified Attendee
  Everyone was very friendly so it wasn’t an intimidating experience. I was expecting there to be more people at the event though.  
Posted: 16/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Alex, thanks for your feedback. Totally agree, this event was a touch quieter - I guess January is a long month so that kept a few people away.

Filippos Verified Attendee
  Had an amazing first experience speed dating at the Bedford. The host was amazing and the people that showed up were super cool. Thank you for tonight.  
Posted: 16/01/2020

Original Dating reply

So pleased you had such a great time. Delighted to read your review.

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HOW IT WORKS

The beauty of Speed Dating London lies in its no-nonsense approach. You take an equal number of single girls and guys, put them in a room and give them a few minutes to chat with every other member of the opposite sex.

When you get there

Original speed dating events in London normally begin at 7.30pm. You will need to register with our hosts and to begin with they will issue you with a score sheet. This will help you to keep track of the singles that you would like to meet again and perhaps go on a date with. After a short period of mingling, your host for the evening who will run through detailed instructions and give you your starting position if you are a guy or table for the event if you are a girl.

Meet & Mingle

A London speed dating event is split into two halves, each lasting around an hour, there will be an interval at half time of about 15 minutes for speed dating London. You will have between 4 and 5 minutes with each person, after which you need to tick a box on your score sheet - "yes, I would like to meet this person again" or "no. Thanks but no thanks". Or "friend" if you'd like to get to know them platonically. Make sure that you do this after each date to keep track. Afterwards there is an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle informally - this is often where the real action begins, so make sure you don't disappear too quickly!

Complete your score sheet

After the event you simply tick who you liked on the Original Dating website and the site works about your matches automatically. If the dates you have ticked as a "yes" have reciprocated you have a match. You will be able to view the first names and message them via our site online without revealing your email address until you are ready to. You'll be having proper first dates in no time.